Three major moving mistakes you need to avoid

Almost all of us make too many mistakes when it comes time to move.

Thankfully, most of those mistakes are of the very minor type, and are only going to cause a little bit of a headache along the way. Unfortunately, some of those mistakes are a lot more impactful – and some of them have the chance to derail a move completely.

Most professional moving companies (especially the best ones in Fort Collins) don’t have to worry about making those mistakes. A lot of this has to do with the fact that they are, after all, professionals – but a lot of it also has to do with the fact that they’ve been at this game for a while and know how to avoid common traps and pitfalls.

Here are three major moving mistakes that you need to avoid at all costs!

Not hiring someone else to do with the grunt work

One of the biggest mistakes that most people make when it comes time to move is tackling the entire project on their own.

Unless you’re someone that absolutely loves the idea of spending hours and hours packing up all of your possessions into boxes so that you can lift those heavy containers (usually down a flight of stairs or two) into the back of a truck, only to drive that truck for who knows how long to a new empty home where you’ll lug those boxes once again before unpacking completely, you’re definitely going to want to think about hiring professional moving companies to do all of this work for you.

Your first hands-free move is likely going to be a game changer for you, and the odds are pretty good that you’ll continue working with professional movers from then on out!

Not “purging” your possessions before your move

You never want to move anything that you don’t absolutely, positively have to.

Spend an hour or two (or a day or two) going through all of your possessions, throwing things out, giving things away, or selling them at a garage sale so that you don’t have to worry about moving junk that you to use in your new home.

There’s no reason to carry this stuff with you, taking up space and wasting time and energy along the way.

Not spending the dough on quality moving supplies

Lastly, you need to be 100% certain that you don’t skimp when it comes to moving supplies.

There is a reason why professional moving companies are absolutely bursting at the seams with the highest quality cardboard boxes (strong, durable, and heavyweight boxes), and why they always seem to have another dozen rolls of packing tape in reserve.